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Underprepared Cambodia Vulnerable to Climate Change

Long Thon is a rice farmer in Kandal province, just 40 kilometers outside Phnom Penh. Like many Cambodians, she lives a life with few safety margins. In most years, she can feed her family and make a living from the three acres of land she farms on the sweeping plains outside the capital, where on a typical year big rainstorms roll in during the summer monsoon. This year, though, it’s been too dry. “Water from the river did not flow into the canals,” Long Thon, a mother of four, told...

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